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Fabrication, testing, and performance of a variable-focus x-ray compound lens
Author(s): Ali M. Khounsary; Sarvjit D. Shastri; A. Mashayekhi; Albert T. Macrander; Robert K. Smither; F. F. Kraft
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Paper Abstract

Design, fabrication, testing, and performance of an x-ray lens assembly are described. The assembly consists of a number of precisely stacked and aligned parts, each of which is a section of an extruded aluminum piece having 16 parabolic cavities. The wall thickness between adjacent cavities is 0.2 mm. By stacking a number of long, extruded parts and cutting the assembly diagonally, a variable-focus lens system is derived. Moving the lens horizontally allows the incident beam to pass through fewer or more cavities focusing the emerging beam at any desired distance from the lens. The variable focus aluminum lens has been used at the Advanced Photon Source to collimate a monochromatic, 8 keV undulator beam. Results indicate collimation consistent with theoretical expectations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 2002
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4783, Design and Microfabrication of Novel X-Ray Optics, (21 November 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.455689
Show Author Affiliations
Ali M. Khounsary, Argonne National Lab. (United States)
Sarvjit D. Shastri, Argonne National Lab. (United States)
A. Mashayekhi, Argonne National Lab. (United States)
Albert T. Macrander, Argonne National Lab. (United States)
Robert K. Smither, Argonne National Lab. (United States)
F. F. Kraft, Ohio Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4783:
Design and Microfabrication of Novel X-Ray Optics
Derrick C. Mancini, Editor(s)

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